10 Best Alternative Tube Maps

Chloe Koura
By Chloe Koura Last edited 90 months ago

Last Updated 12 December 2016

10 Best Alternative Tube Maps

Have you boarded the Piccadilly line at at Kidney Cancer, changed at Charing ASOS or hopped off the Overground at Surrey Quiche? From the Underworld Underground to London according to bakers, we've compiled a list of our favourite alternative tube maps.

Londonist's very own Matt Brown composed the Baking tube map with stations like Bechamel Green, Surrey Quiche and Earl's Torte.

The Poke's Daily Mail Moral Underground displays who/what you need to hate, and where you can do so, as directed by Paul Dacre's Army of Outrage.

With a zone two railcard, you could visit Inheritance Tax, Gordon Ramsay, Lesbian Teachers and Obesity.

Tube maps should come in all shapes and sizes, and Francisco Dans's twisted creation stars a curvy map that spirals from King's Cross, London's most densely populated station.

Synaesthesia is a condition where a sensation in one of the senses triggers a sensation in another, like being able to 'taste' colours.

James Wannerton, president of the UK Synaesthesia Association, has visited every station on the Underground and described what the station names taste like to him.

Underground, Underworld — they're pretty similar.

Educational charity The Iris Project has made a tube map of the Underworld where you can hop on at Fallen Titans and travel to the Palace of Hades.

Entrepreneur Chris Ward is usually WFCS (working from coffee shops), and he's chronicled his favourite coffee shops near each tube station.

Reddit user NaturalBeats designed a Super Mario Bros 3 tube map.

Although the map only covers zone one, we're impressed, and want to see more gaming-inspired interpretations.

Take the Northern line to Charing ASOS and Jimmy Choo-dge Street, and the Central to St Paul Smith's on the fashion puns tube map.  

The Romans founded London around 2,000 years ago, but didn't manage to build an Underground.

If they did, we think it would look something like this.

Wondering what the tube will look like in the year 2100?

Charity Practical Action has redesigned the Underground map, showing the effect the rise in ocean levels would have on London. If you live in Sloane Square or North Greenwich, it might be time to find a new place...